Archive for August, 2014

“Send me back to my country,” says man who overstays for 12 years

“Send me back to my country,” says man who overstays for 12 years

Luis Quinones-Zayas, who was arrested and charged for overstaying in the British Virgin Islands for 12 years, implored the court on Friday to send him back to his homeland. The Dominican Republic native made the request while presenting mitigating arguments […]

by / on August 31, 2014 at 11:55 AM /
PHOTOS: Power Outage win softball clash

PHOTOS: Power Outage win softball clash

Power Outage on Friday (August 29) beat the Pirates to emerge victors in the 2014 Berth ‘Big Man’ Henley Fast Pitch Softball League on Tortola. Pirates were beaten 6-5 to lose the championship series four games to three. Power Outage […]

by / on August 31, 2014 at 10:03 AM /
House wrongfully adjourned, Opposition claims in letter to Speaker

House wrongfully adjourned, Opposition claims in letter to Speaker

The Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has suggested that the August 14 sitting of the House of Assembly was not legally dismissed, adding that it is bent on upholding the legacy of the said institution. In a letter to Speaker […]

by / on August 30, 2014 at 10:02 AM /
Focus on youths as BVIFA celebrates 40 years

Focus on youths as BVIFA celebrates 40 years

Noting that young footballers in the territory have been showing great improvement and dedication that may one day put the British Virgin Islands on the football map, the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) said one of its focuses will be on […]

by / on August 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM /
OPINION: Telecoms Bogeymen

OPINION: Telecoms Bogeymen

By: Dickson Igwe (contributor) Poor internet and questionable cell phone services are simply part of a wider culture of poor customer service, and low service expectations, in the Virgin Islands. This must change if these islands are to truly compete […]

by / on August 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM /
Inmates to get teacher, told of many opportunities outside prison

Inmates to get teacher, told of many opportunities outside prison

Minister in charge of prison Myron Walwyn on Friday announced plans to assign a school teacher to Her Majesty’s Prison to help inmates pursue academic studies, adding that the territory is growing fast and those behind bars cannot afford to […]

by / on August 29, 2014 at 4:47 PM /
Don’t blame me for everything, Walwyn tells educators

Don’t blame me for everything, Walwyn tells educators

While commending educators and challenging them to unite around a common goal for the betterment of the British Virgin Islands, Education Minister Myron Walwyn on Thursday expressed surprise over ‘school children’ reports that he is being blamed for all that […]

by / on August 29, 2014 at 10:14 AM /
Hodge earns 10 subjects in CXC

Hodge earns 10 subjects in CXC

Holding the rank of Corporal in the Cadet Unit while at Elmore Stoutt High School, 18-year-old Gidget Hodge knows what it means to work hard to achieve her goals. It was this mentality that saw her securing nine Caribbean Examination […]

by / on August 29, 2014 at 10:12 AM /
“We can win this election”

“We can win this election”

“We can win this election; we can win it, but we need committed people,” declared the Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Julian Fraser, during a party meeting in his constituency on Wednesday. He also admitted that getting […]

by / on August 29, 2014 at 10:11 AM /
“It is wrong” – Opposition again blasts gov’t over taxes, subsidy to merchants

“It is wrong” – Opposition again blasts gov’t over taxes, subsidy to merchants

The National Democratic Party (NDP) government again has been blasted for imposing a number of taxes on goods and services such as travel to St. Thomas, as well as its decision to allocate incentives to merchants who are said to […]

by / on August 29, 2014 at 8:52 AM /